An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Are You a Mourning Person?

(Proverbs 5:11 KJV)  And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

I am at my “last” (latter end NASB) (319).  I am at retirement age although I will not be retiring.  As I look at this it seems to be a warning for us if we have been following the “strange woman” (adulteress NASB) of verse 3.  You can take this literally or figuratively, both are a warning of a life lived in rebellion. 

This is also a reminder, dare I say warning, to those who are far from the end.  It will come.  You will be there.  Do you want it to be a time where you “mourn” (groan NASB) (5098) all the time or a time of rejoicing and satisfaction.  You won’t be able to look back on a life well lived if you don’t live it well.

So?  Young or old, get on the path of obedience and holy priorities.  It is never too early to start but the day will come when it will be too late.


buddeshepherd said...

nice pun

Pumice said...

Thank you for noticing.

Grace and peace.